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Monday, February 16, 2009

The Bushes

(January 20, 2009)
1. Outgoing President George W. Bush quietly boards
his helicopter and leaves for Texas, commenting only:
"Today is not about me. Today is a historical day for
our nation and people."

Eight years ago yesterday:

1. Outgoing President Bill Clinton schedules two
separate radio addresses to the nation, and organizes a
public farewell speech/ rally in downtown Washington D.C.
scheduled to directly conflict with incoming President
Bush's inauguration ceremony.

2. President Bush leaves office without issuing a
single Presidential pardon, only granting a commutation of
sentence to two former border patrol agents convicted of
shooting a convicted drug smuggler. He does not grant any
type of clemency to Scooter Libby or any other former
political aide, ally, or business partner.

Eight years ago yesterday:

2. President Clinton issues 140 pardons and several
commutations of sentence on his final day in office.
Included in these are: billionaire financier, convicted tax
evader, and leading Democratic campaign contributor Marc
Rich; Whitewater scandal figure Susan McDougal;
Congressional Post Office Scandal
figure and former
Democratic Congressman Dan Rostenkowski; convicted bank
fraud, sexual assault and child porn perpetrator and former
Democratic Congressman Melvin Reynolds; and convicted drug
felon Roger Clinton, the President's half-brother.

3. The Bush daughters leave gift baskets in the White
House bedrooms for the Obama daughters, containing flowers,
candy, stuffed animals, DVD's and CD's, and
heartfelt notes of encouragement and advice for the young
girls on how to prepare for their new lives in the White

Eight years ago Yesterday:
3. Clinton and Gore staffers rip computer wires and
electrical outlets from the White House walls, stuff piles
of notebook papers into the White House toilets,
systematically remove the letter "W" from every
computer key-pad in the entire White House, and damage
several thousand dollars worth of furniture in the White
House master bedroom.

Headlines On This Date 4 Years Ago:
"Republicans spending $42 million on inauguration
while troops Die in unarmored Humvees"
"Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during
tough economic times"
"Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration
party, Ordinary Americans get the shaft"

Headlines Today:
"Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $170
"Obama Spends $170 million on inauguration;
America Needs A Big Party"
"Everyman Obama shows America how to
"Citibank executives contribute $8 million to
Obama Inauguration"

--And we're still dealing with the Clintons!!!

Know what a class act looks is.

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